Queanbeyan and District Preschool Association
Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association (QDPA) was formed in May 1950, when a public meeting was held to elect a management committee that would work towards setting up a preschool centre in Queanbeyan. The first Queanbeyan Preschool was constructed on an existing park in Queanbeyan named Harris Park and the preschool was opened in March 1952.
The Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association is made up of three preschools, all located within Queanbeyan NSW: Harris Park Preschool; Karabar Preschool; Waratah Preschool.
Harris Park Preschool is located on the corner of Isabella, Lowe Streets and is in close proximity to both Queanbeyan Public School and St Gregory’s Primary School. Harris Park offers four preschool rooms each accommodating 20 children per day in either a 2 day or three day program across the week.
Karabar Preschool is located at 191 Cooma Street behind the YMCA. Both Karabar and Waratah Preschools are in close proximity to Queanbeyan South Primary School and approximately 7 kilometres from Jerrabomberra Primary School. Karabar Preschool offers a single classroom preschool accommodating 24 children per day in either a two day or three day program across the week.
Mura Preschool is located at 181 Cooma Street, Karabar (access via Aulich Oval carpark on Queenbar Road). The site was formerly a family day care and community centre and extensive renovations were conducted in 2021 to create a new three classroom Preschool. Mura Preschool opened in March 2022 and offers three Preschool classrooms each accommodating 20 children per classroom in either a two day or three day program across the week.
Waratah Preschool is located at 27 Alanbar Street. Both Waratah and Karabar Preschools are in close proximity to Queanbeyan South Primary School and approximately 7 kilometres from Jerrabomberra Public School. Waratah Preschool offers a single classroom preschool accommodating 25 children each day in either a two day or three day program across the week.